Gabriel Okara Quotes: Nigerian Novelist and Poet

A compilation of Gabriel Okara quotes.

Gabriel Imomotimi Okara was born on April 24, 1921 and died on March 25, 2019. He was a Nigerian novelist and poet born, and t he first Anglophone African Modernist poet,

Okara is most known for his early experimental novel The Voice (1964), as well as his award-winning poetry, which appeared in The Fisherman’s Invocation in 1978 and The Dreamer, His Vision (1979). 

 Okara relied on African ideas, religion, mythology, and imagery in both his poems and prose, earning him the nickname “the Nigerian Negritudist.”

Gabriel Okara Quotes

“The straight word never runs away from the crooked word.”

“There was a time indeed they used to shake hands with their hearts.”

“If you listen to every said-thing in this world, you cannot achieve anything or you the wrong thing will do. If you inside says this is a straight thing, do it. Let not people’s said things you inside spoil.”

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